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Mental health services for war veterans set to improve

Tue, 05 Jan 2016


War veterans on the Isle of Man will benefit if relationships strengthen between the Mental Health Service and a Ministry of Defence backed support team.

That's according to the Veterans' Welfare Service - the Douglas based operation administers support to ex-service personnel, many of whom are struggling with the after effects of combat.

It's estimated there are around 6,000 veterans living on the Island - welfare manager Caroline Beattie says communication needs to be improved.

Professionals will meet this month to discuss the issue further - Caroline says tackling the stigma attached to conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often the first hurdle: 

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